The Daily Cal won nine awards (EDIT: nine individual, 11 total) at the California College Media Association awards presentation last weekend. Translation: We may not be perfect, but at least we’re better than other daily college newspapers in the state.

The Daily Cal got ultimate bragging rights with first place for “General Excellence,” and the Clog would personally like to claim victory with “Breaking news online.” May we remind you that we placed third last year in this category? We think we shall.

Last year, the Daily Cal won a total of 12 awards, but we’d like to blame the dip in laurel wreaths on UCLA’s general selfishness in picking up about 25 awards. Oh, and perhaps all the inches and time we devoted to oak coverage.

Here’s how the Daily Cal stacked up:

General Excellence
Division A
1. The Daily Californian, University of California, Berkeley
2. The Daily Titan, California State University, Fullerton
3. The Daily Nexus, University of California, Santa Barbara

Best Editorial
Division A
1. The California Aggie, UC Davis
2. Andrea Lu, The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley
3. The Daily Bruin, UCLA

Best A&E Story
Division A
1. Jill Wheeler, The Daily Trojan, USC
2. Ryland Walker Knight, The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley
3. Cassie McGrath, The Daily Nexus, UC Santa Barbara

Best A&E Column
Division A
1. David Greenwald, The Daily Bruin, UCLA
2. Louis Peitzman, The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley
3. Mark Humphrey, The Daily Bruin, UCLA

Best Sports Column
Division A
1. Gerald Nicdao, The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley
2. Steffi Chan, The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley

3. Grant Tunkel, The Daily Trojan, USC

Sports Action Photo
Division A
1. Derek Liu, The Daily Bruin, UCLA
2. Jessica Kuo, The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley
3. (tie) Jessica Chou, The Daily Bruin, UCLA, AND
Michael Chen, The Daily Bruin, UCLA

Best News-Page Design
Division: A
1. Joanna Quach, The Daily Bruin, UCLA
2. Melanie Wong, The Daily Bruin, UCLA
3. Joyce Lee, the Daily Californian, UC Berkeley

Best Sports-Page Design
Division A
1. Kristie Chow, The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley
2. Melanie Wong, The Daily Bruin, UCLA
3. Sean Bacon, The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University

Best Feature-Page Design
Division: A
1. Cassie Forrington, The Daily Aztec, San Diego State University
2. Kristie Chow, The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley
3. Chrissy Lo, The Daily Bruin, UCLA

Breaking News Online
1. The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley
2. The Daily Nexus, UC Santa Barbara
3. The Collegian, CSU Fresno

We’d like to congratulate all the DC winners, especially (yet another!) ex-pat, Gerald Nicdao. We think Beetle may beg to differ with these results, but maybe that’s because we’re only No. 2 in editorial writing. Damn.

Contest Winners [CCMA]
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